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French 18 ct Yellow Gold Snuff Box - Antique Circa 1825

An exceptional and impressive antique French 18 carat yellow gold snuff box; an addition to our continental collection

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French 18 ct Yellow Gold Snuff Box - Antique Circa 1825
French 18 ct Yellow Gold Snuff Box - Antique Circa 1825

Description


This fine antique French 18ct yellow gold snuff box has a rectangular form with subtly concave sides.


The surface of the piece is embellished with panels of fine hand engraved small-scale repeating Regency style decoration framed with plain borders.


This antique snuff box is fitted with a hinged cover ornamented with an impressive applied shaped thumbpiece.


The engraved decoration to the cover of this impressive gold snuff box incorporates a vacant rectangular cartouche to the centre.


The interior of each compartment is plain and unembellished.


The hallmarks struck to the impressive snuff box include:

Maker's mark: Louis Tronquoy

Standard/Title mark: used between 1819-1838

French Guarantee: 18 carat


Condition


This French gold snuff box is an exceptional gauge of gold, fine quality and in exceptional condition.

The engraved decoration is very crisp.

The maker’s mark to the interior of the base, and guarantee and standard marks to the rim of each side of the snuff box are all very clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this antique French piece.


Dimensions


Height 1.3cm/0.6"

Length 7.6cm/3"

Width 4.6cm/1.8"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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